Look for art in rural India: Nageen Tanvir
The younger generation of artists should explore the country’s traditional roots to hone their art, says classical vocalist Nageen Tanvir, daughter of late theatre personality Habib Tanvir.
‘People should look for indigenous parts of theatre. They are present in many inaccessible parts of the country. They [struggling artists] must go where traditional art is taking place, and the art is happening in rural parts of the country,’ said Nageen.
Her father did just that — he brought rural artists on the urban stage. He even gave a new lease of life to Chhattisgarhi artists.
Nageen spoke on the sidelines of the launch of Habib Tanvir: Towards an Inclusive Theatre, a book by Anjum Katyal.
Published by Sage publications, the book was launched Friday night as a tribute to the artist on the eve of his 89th birth anniversary. It tracks the life of Habib Tanvir, his tryst with theatre, and his work behind popular plays Agra Bazaar, Gaon Ka Naam Sasural and Charandas Chor.